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IT'S FRIDAY

February 9, 2018 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Feb. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

February 9, 2018 This morning’s softly falling snow and below freezing temperature make it evident that winter’s early end, suggested by two muddy, 50-degree days last week, was just a rumor. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

February 9, 2018 One of the primary themes of “Fire and Fury” was the internal dissension in the White House between Steve Bannon and Jarvanka (Jared Kushner and Ivanka). more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

February 9, 2018 The big day is coming, that day when you are expected to express your undying affection for your Significant Other or run the risk of being frozen to death by the icy atmosphere that will suddenly... more »»

CROP WATCH

February 9, 2018 Early February and old man winter is trying to teach us that he is still boss. Temps are in the low teens and the wind is whistling on this the Super Bowl Sunda. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

February 9, 2018 The USDA has announced another year of high farm loan activity. Farm families accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit through direct or guaranteed loans in 2017. more »»

KARL SETZER

February 9, 2018 We are at a stage of the marketing year where a psychological shift in market attitude takes place. This goes from old crop stocks and demand to more emphasis on new crop production. more »»

Climbing into the truck

February 2, 2018 My husband and our farm associate came in for dinner at noon one day this winter, and as the table conversation rolled along, my husband said to me, “You’ll never guess what I’m making for you out i... more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

February 2, 2018 Rick Friday's cartoon submission for Feb. 2. more »»

KARL SETZER

February 2, 2018 The commodity market is currently focusing much of its attention on production and stocks numbers but not as much on demand. This is a situation that could reverse in a short amount of time. more »»

BRIAN HOOPS

February 2, 2018 U.S. soybean growers are losing market share in the all-important China market because the race to grow higher-yielding crops has robbed their most prized nutrient: protein. more »»

DAVID KRUSE

February 2, 2018 Completing trade deals is going to be a very tough exercise...tough enough to make the recent combat over immigration and the budget look, well, tame by comparison. more »»

CROP WATCH

February 1, 2018 Our winter continues and back to the deep freeze for another week. At least temps are predicted to be above zero, so none of that face and finger freezing col. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

February 1, 2018 Maybe it’s a sign of our fast-changing times, but paradox and irony seem as common today as lunch and suppe. more »»

Expect crop marketing challenges to persist

January 19, 2018 Trying to merchandise unpriced corn and soybean bushels this winter above the cost of ownership will likely prove challenging. more »»

CROP WATCH

January 19, 2018 If I write this like a man recovering from an almost heart attack, be aware that I just got done watching the game against New Orleans. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

January 19, 2018 Rick Friday's Jan. more »»

KARL SETZER

January 19, 2018 The USDA bumped up the national average corn yield by just over 1 bushel per acre in the January supply and demand report to a 176.6 bushel per acre average. more »»

COUNTY AGENT GUY

January 19, 2018 The Arctic cold that has been punishing our region has claimed a victim. One morning last week, I discovered that my car’s battery had gone to that big recycling center in the sky. more »»

FARM AND FOOD FILE

January 18, 2018 The knuckle-cracking cold that accompanied most of the country out of 2017 also followed most of us into 2018. Worse, it didn’t come alone. more »»

 
 

 

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